Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. John WD McDonald1,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs2 and
  3. Brian G Feagan3
  1. John WD McDonald,
  2. Brian G Feagan and
  3. Andrew K Burroughs

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987025.ch1

Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDonald, J. W., Feagan, B. G. and Burroughs, A. K. (2004) Introduction, in Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs and B. G. Feagan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987025.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Gastroenterology Service, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Consultant Physician/Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Gastroenterology Service, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917515

Online ISBN: 9780470987025

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Keywords:

  • evidence-based medicine (EBM);
  • gastroenterology;
  • hepatology;
  • clinical decision;
  • diagnostic test

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology?

  • Clinical decision making in gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Are the results of this study valid?

  • Are the results of this valid study important?

  • Are these results applicable to my patient?

  • Are the results of this meta-analysis valid and reliable?

  • Are these results applicable to our patient example?

  • Rationale for a book on evidence-based gastroenterology and hepatology